Sustainable Fashion: How to Walk the Talk
This op shop frequenter says we should all be thrifters - and we agree
We recently discovered Brisbane blogger Hannah Klose and we’re totally in love!
Took the message to the streets of Paddington today...at least all the opshop volunteers loved my DIY tee ♻️😆 // blank tee - $4 @vinniesqld Kenmore + printing @theprintbar • button down mini - $6 @vinniesqld Bribie Island • DIY belt bag - $2.50 @ Windsor Rd thrift shop // 📷 @maria.klapper . . . . . #weshouldallbethrifters #thriftedfashion #sustainability #reducereuserecycle #secondhandfirst #zerowaste #diyfashion #beltbag #thrifting #foundatvinnies #brisbane #nevereverpayretail
Great style, guilt-free shopping, second-hand finds - she’s everything a girl could ask for in a fashion inspiration. Plus, you’ll never catch her without a tumbler of coffee - reusable, of course.
Preloved party trick #5: Turn a cocktail dress into a profesh pinafore by popping a white collared shirt underneath! For all the tips on getting more wear out of what you wear head to the link in bio ☝🏻|| @hm frock - $3.50 @yesterdays_thrift_rosalie • @zara shirt - handmedown • DIY belt bag - $2.50 @ Windsor Rd thrift shop • @sourcedgrocer cawfee - priceless || 📷 @nielsenjaney #30wears #fashrev #waronwasteau #outfitrepeater #pinafore #nevereverpayretail
Wearing my $2 @sportsgirl dress from @yesterdays_thrift_rosalie backwards because I don’t love the metallic buttons on the front! What little tricks do you use to make thrifted clothes work for you? || DIY belt bag - $2.50 @ Windsor Road thrift shop • @portmans_ biker - $40 @gumtreeaus • @bunkercoffee @keepcup - $13 well spent 🙌🏼♻️ || 📷 @kellie_snaps #nevereverpayretail
Did somebody say free coffee? 🙀 PSA: My pals have just opened @gleecoffeeroasters in South Brisbane and all this week they’re giving away cups of liquid gold ☕️ This might be the best week of my life! || @davidlawrenceclothing roll neck - $7 @vinniesqld Milton • gingham maxi - $3 @ St Augustine’s rummage sale Ascot • chain bag - $5 @vinniesqld Sandgate • @portmans_ biker -$40 @gumtreeaus || 📷 @nielsenjaney #butfirstcoffee #brisbanecoffee #gleecoffee #gleecoffeeroasters #bestthingsinlifearefree #orthrifted #brisbaneanyday #coffeecoffeecoffee #nevereverpayretail
If your closet could go a bit more eco, here are just a few priceless ideas from this op shop aficionado on how to keep your wardrobe mean, green, and Insta-worthy.
Repurpose your old jeans.
DIY DENIM MINI ✂️ Got an old pair of boyfriend jeans that are past their prime? My thrifted $6 @cheapmonday skinnys from @kirribillimarkets were looking pretty slim shady so I turned them into this mini in one crafternoon! Head to the link in bio for a quick how-to ☝🏻 // @sussanfashion vintage blouse - $1 @frontyard_collective Tweed Heads • @dkny backpack - $6 @lifelineaustralia Cleveland // 📷 @nielsenjaney . . . . . #diyfashion #crafternoon #whatwerewearing #upcycle #recycled #sewfun #miniskirt #cheapmonday #vintagefashion #australianmade #monochromemonday #brisbanefashion #secondhandstyle #polkadots #spotmystyle #nevereverpayretail
Why buy when you can rent?
When she needed something dressy for a special occasion, Hannah took to Outdress and found herself a winning outfit. How stunning is this sheer little number? Retails for more than $600 versus only $65 to borrow for an entire week, y’all!
SOMETHING BORROWED || Ever gotten slightly panicky about what you’re going to wear to a fancy event? 🙋🏻♀️ Meet @outdress_app the free app that helps you raid wardrobes Australia-wide so you can rent the perfect piece for your next soirée, like this @thurleyofficial dress I would never even dream of wearing IRL! And the best part (aside from not having to get a second mortgage to fund your fashion choices) is that you’re not adding to the growing pile that will land in landfill - 6000kg of textiles goes there every 10 minutes in Australia ♻️ Check the link in bio for more! || clutch - $1.75 @ Bardos Bazaar Caloundra • sandals - $3 @ Mercy opshop Bribie Island || 📷 @danturner_26 . . . . . #outdress #rentwearreturn #thurley #whatwerewearing #sharingiscaring #barossavalley #radelaide #circulareconomy #dresshirebrisbane #somethingborrowed #slowfashion #fashrev #waronwaste #sustainablestyle #sharingeconomy #nevereverpayretail
Mix and match.
Take the same frock and pair it with a collared shirt or a plain tee. Or wear a short dress tucked under a longer skirt. And voila, a whole new outfit!
And if we can throw one more tip into the mix:
Upcycle with colours.
Take timeless pieces from the back of your closet and breathe new life into them with nature’s hues. Australia is chock-full of seasonal plants to turn your ordinary cloth into wearable art. Best of all, nature’s dyes are free.
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